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Chickens are new IS suicide bombers

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Published Jul 22, 2015, 8:06 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 11:27 am IST
Militants running low on ammunition; no lorries to transport weapons

Washington: The barbaric terror group operating in and around the Iraqi city of Fallujah are understood to be using bomb vests strapped to poultry in an effort to blow up enemy strongholds. Once the vulnerable animals have wandered off into enemy camps and are within striking distance, the IS militants apparently use remote controls to set off the explosive devices, killing all those close by.

Disturbing images have emerged online as experts said the crude tactics showed the chaotic state of the group. The jihadist group is said to be running low on ammunition as US-coalition forces target delivery lines leading to Syria and Iraq.

 

This means fighters have resorted to making their own bombs and mortar shells using gas canisters and fertiliser smuggled over the border with Turkey. It is also believed that the fighters have no heavy lorries available so have to improvise to transport the weaponry.

Terror expert Nasser Kataw warned forces to be aware of the new tactics. He said: “The regime has countless small arms like semi-automatic weapons and pistols and lots of field weapons like mortars but the ammunition is running low and cannot easily be replaced. “The regime is now desperately trying to fashion its own weapons but lacks the machine shops to make such precision items.”    

 

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